Saturday, April 19, 2014

3 Visitors But Only One Swinger

I found this swing in the woods the other day. One end of it was on the ground and I found a way to bring it back to life (though if you ever see it, do NOT sit on it!). I thought it might make a nice platform feeder for birds, but no birds landed on it in the last 24 hours. A couple of critters stopped by, but only one decided to try it out.





Today I re-positioned the camera so it's actually resting on the swing now. We'll see who finds the swing during the second 24 hours.

Friday, April 18, 2014

No Takers

I spread a can of cat food on the log in these pics, thinking it might attract an opossum or something. If anything, the aroma seemed to repel wildlife, rather than attract it. There were several pics of squirrels running back and forth on the log, but none of them stopping for the Fancy Feast. No photos whatsoever at night.

Maybe the woodpecker has a head cold and couldn't smell the gravy ;)



So when it comes to trail cams, not all ideas are good ones. Tomorrow, I hope to learn about the swingers in the woods - stay tuned!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Up Close and Personal, Part 2

Only one photo to share with you today. Whatever creature the camera caught seems to have the attitude, "You want close-ups? I'LL show you a close-up!"



With any luck, tomorrow we answer the age-old question, "Are there any gravy-lovers in the woods?"

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Up Close and Personal

I found what looked like a natural shelter and set up a camera. I think I placed it a little too close to the action.



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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Stump Feeder, Day 2

Some familiar visitors, a couple of new ones too - but we start with a bit of a mystery.

I'm not sure what this is in the first two photos.A flying squirrel?


When it comes to raccoons, this is a BIG one!






The first chipmunk visitor in three days.


Monday, April 14, 2014

A Feeder Provided by Nature




I found this spot where an old tree had been sheered off near the ground and it reminded me of the chair feeder in the previous posting. Set up the camera, added some shelled corn, and we learn who stops by for a meal.




I'd like to say that this is a bobcat, but it's just my cat Luggage. Not crazy about learning she was way back in the woods in the middle of the night.

Maybe this is what attracted Luggage to the spot ;)



Holmes strolls by during his morning walk.



I got a great Fiskers axe from my brother John for Christmas and decided to fix up the 'table' a bit.
Tomorrow we'll see if anyone likes the new feeder.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Visitors to the Chair Feeder

After the hunting blind blew over, the chair that was inside it seemed a good spot to place some feed and take some pictures. It did not take the usual cast of characters long to find the corn.